A research study led by SCCA’s Dr. Connie Lehman found that ultrasound has a far higher sensitivity for cancer detection than mammography for women between the ages of 30 to 39. Based the results of this study, which was published yesterday in American Journal of Roentgenology, Dr. Lehman is recommending that U.S. clinical practice guidelines for screening women under 40 for breast cancer should be changed. Instead of mammograms, women under 40 who are symptomatic of disease should get a ultrasound instead. Read the SCCA press release here.
Also, check out this extended piece in The Huffington Post about breast cancer screening and Dr. Lehman’s study.